The Schäl Sick Brass Band started out as an alternative, multi-culti Cologne Carnival band ten years ago. With its offbeat style of world music, the band has since developed into one of the most exciting German music groups.
The "musical world theatre" (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) rides on the breeze of delightfully fresh and versatile "collective-blowing" in the spirit of "think global - blow local," supported by a rhythm section consisting of tuba, drums, percussion and guitar or Waldzither, that "grooves like hell" (Gitarre & Bass). After about 500 concerts at home and abroad - in Bavaria and Istanbul, in Morocco and Madrid, in Cologne's Carnival and concert halls, in Oetztal and Rimini, in Prague in springtime, in Budapest in autumn, in Ljubljana and Greece in summer - the journey continues. It's a journey that uses the simple language of music to contribute to a better intercultural understanding…"this is gloriously polycultural stuff" (Folkroots, UK).